hydroelectric power

Chile Cancels Giant HidroAysén Hydroelectric Project, Saves Pristine Patagonia

Chile Cancels Giant HidroAysén Hydroelectric Project, Saves Pristine Patagonia

The Chilean government yesterday rejected the controversial HidroAysén hydroelectric power project, citing unresolved environmental concerns as the reason for its decision. The project had been slated to

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UK Breaks Renewable Energy Generation Record for Second Time This Year

UK Breaks Renewable Energy Generation Record for Second Time This Year

A new government report by the UK's Department of Energy And Climate Change shows that the country has reached a record high in the amount of energy it derives from renewable sources. In the second

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Abandoned Canadian Open-Pit Mine Could Be Turned Into 400 Megawatt Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Plant

Abandoned Canadian Open-Pit Mine Could Be Turned Into 400 Megawatt Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Plant

Hydroelectric power can be a very efficient way to produce or augment renewable energy. But if you don't have a nearby river that's big enough to dam—that's where pumped storage comes in. Using the

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Great River Turbine is a Gigantic Hydroelectric Energy Generator

Great River Turbine is a Gigantic Hydroelectric Energy Generator

The great river turbine is a conceptual design for a large (one hundred foot diameter) stainless steel water turbine developed to function as a tourist attraction and as a powerful electricity generator.

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Facebook’s Fancy New Server Farm Will Be Cooled Naturally By Arctic Air

Facebook’s Fancy New Server Farm Will Be Cooled Naturally By Arctic Air

All of our writing on walls, status updates and pokes cause Facebook’s busy servers to work hard- and produce a lot of excess heat. Most server farms must also include complicated - and expensive - air

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Controversial Belo Monte Hydroelectric Dam in Brazil’s Amazon Gets Go-Ahead

Controversial Belo Monte Hydroelectric Dam in Brazil’s Amazon Gets Go-Ahead

The Belo Monte Dam is one of the most controversial projects in the world. The $17 billion hydro-electric dam will, when constructed, generate enough energy for over 23 million homes. However, its

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Swooping Hoover Dam Re-Design Creates Spectacular Views for Visitors

Swooping Hoover Dam Re-Design Creates Spectacular Views for Visitors

One of the primary purposes of the re-design is to allow visitors in engage with the water flowing from the upstream river via a series of mega-containers. A hanging tower above the 700-foot drop into the

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Central America to Tap Volcanoes for Renewable Energy

Central America to Tap Volcanoes for Renewable Energy

The troubled and impoverished region of Central America is rich in one thing: volcanoes. Spurred by increasing demand for electricity, several countries are moving to transform the thundering mountains'

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Flooding Threatens to Overwhelm China’s Three Gorges Dam

Flooding Threatens to Overwhelm China’s Three Gorges Dam

Photo by Du Huaju/Corbis Heavy rains have brought water levels at China's Three Gorges Dam to within spitting distance of the massive structure's maximum capacity. Chinese officials have defended the

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POOPTRICITY: Want Electricity? Flush Your Turbine Toilet!

POOPTRICITY: Want Electricity? Flush Your Turbine Toilet!

What if every time that you flushed your toilet you could generate just a little bit of power? That is the idea behind the Benkatine Turbine by Leviathan Energy, which aims to get power from any pipe that

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